genus Lanius


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Noun1.genus Lanius - type genus of the Laniidae: typical shrikesgenus Lanius - type genus of the Laniidae: typical shrikes
bird genus - a genus of birds
butcherbird - shrikes that impale their prey on thorns
Lanius lucovicianus, loggerhead shrike - a common shrike of southeastern United States having black bands around the eyes
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Shrikes of the genus Lanius belong to the order Passeriformes, mainly sit-and-wait predators, often perching at the top of high grasses, bushes, telephone pole or trees while looking for moving prey (Tryjanowski & Reino, 2004).